We (I) have been having quite a bit of trouble with my castillano since we have been here. I think the time away has not helped, but the speed with which they talk and the way they use the language are my biggest problems.
So we have decided to try and enrol in some classes. We were given some recommendations, but as is often the way they led to dead ends. Nothing is permanent here.
So we found a school, not too far away and I made a web enquiry. They said we could come and have a word on Monday morning, so on this sunny day we headed off down to Uruguay on the subte.
We arrived at the orange door and rang the buzzer. We got a tour of the school and a price list. It is one of those places that run residential intensive courses. Obviously we will not be staying with them, but there is a whole list of other activities we can take part in. OK it was expensive, but nowhere near as much as I thought it would be. so we are now enrolled for the beginning of January.
With the demise of Aranque on Mondays we are short of somewhere to go, so today we tried Obalisco. When we arrived there were more men than women, a highly unusual situation here. This is good for Viv as it meant she got plenty of dances. She does find that as the dance gets busier she is less successful, but all the old Aranque crowd were here so that helped considerably.
I danced with one lady who asked if this was my first time here, she was surprised when I told her we had danced in Aranque last year.`
The new parquet floor in Obalisco is considerably better than the old laminate, but it is not well laid and has a few ridges. Well I suppose you can’t have everything.
When we finally left it was back to our faithful collective 151.It is more or less empty at this end so we managed to get a seat as well.